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Basic elements every resume must include

Posted by David Ballinger on Feb 13, 2018 9:36:00 AM

If you’re looking for a new job, chances are you’ll have brush up your resume—or create one from scratch. While there are many industry-specific nuances for a resume in a given field, there are also several universals.

Here are the basics that virtually every resume must include:

Contact information

This one should be obvious, but it can be forgotten in the shuffle. Be sure to list your contact information at the top of your sheet, including your name, phone number, address, and email address.

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Tags: Job Search

How to tell if a job applicant is a good fit for your culture

Posted by David Ballinger on Feb 6, 2018 9:03:00 AM

When you’re looking to hire a long-term, key player for your company, you want to select that person very carefully. It’s not just about whether they have the right skills and experience, but whether they fit well with your company’s overall values and personality—in other words, your culture.

So how do you make sure your new applicant will be a good fit?

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Tags: Human Resources

Why are we getting so many applicants that are poor fits?

Posted by David Ballinger on Jan 30, 2018 10:28:00 AM

Finding quality applicants for your company is time-consuming work—especially if you’re looking to hire a large number of workers at once. So it’s extremely frustrating to sift through hundreds of resumes or make time for interviews, only to find out the people applying for your open position(s) aren’t even close to what you were looking for!

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Tags: Human Resources, Staffing Agency

Why Is My Employee Turnover So High?

Posted by David Ballinger on Jan 25, 2018 11:20:49 AM

As someone who works in the HR world, you know how much energy it takes to recruit, hire, and train a new employee. You spend hours looking for the right applicant, conducting interviews and vetting checks, dealing with the legal and paperwork side of everything, and conducting new employee orientation sessions.

So there are few things more frustrating than that hard-won employee then suddenly quitting—or performing so poorly that you have no choice but to let them go. Then you’re back to starting that whole intensive (and costly) process all over again.

Part of this is just part and parcel of the HR field. But if this sounds like all you ever do, your company may have major issues with hiring and retention that aren’t simply going to solve themselves.

So does your company have an unusually high employee turnover rate? Here are some less-than-obvious causes for excessive worker churn:

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Tags: Human Resources

Why Should We Use a Staffing Agency If We Have HR?

Posted by David Ballinger on Jan 25, 2018 11:18:17 AM

Does your company struggle to find quality employees, or constantly need an influx of new workers every season? Or is your HR team simply overwhelmed with finding, screening and hiring applicants?

Staffing agencies aren’t just for organizations that lack a proper human resources team. Here’s why working with a staffing agency can benefit your company, even if you have an HR department:

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Tags: Human Resources, Staffing Agency

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